Going on vacation with my family in the summer to a luxury house abroad is a dream come true. We can experience a different culture and explore new places. We can enjoy the local cuisine and maybe even learn a new language. We can relax on the beach, go on hikes, and visit historical sites. We can also take advantage of all the amenities that the luxurious house has to offer. With so many options, it is sure to be an amazing experience that we will never forget.
If there’s one thing that’s essential to a relaxing summer holiday season, it’s leaving behind the hustle and bustle to enjoy some much-needed time away. Think of relaxing days at the beach, warm afternoons exploring a new destination, and basking in the company of friends and family.
And to make the most of your time abroad, you’re going to need some luxury accommodation. Far more than your average holiday home, the most premium Airbnbs offer five-star living in some of the most dreamy destinations around the world.
So, if you’re looking for the best of the best in terms of holiday rentals, these are five of the finest Airbnbs around the world for a perfect summer holiday in the sun.
Lux Mare I, Lagos, Portugal
Lagos is known for its picturesque beaches, whitewashed buildings, and its cobblestone streets. There are many popular attractions in Lagos such as the Ponta da Piedade, which is a series of rocky headlands, caves, and grottoes. Other attractions include the Lagos Zoo and the Lagos Museum of Archaeology. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs in Lagos as well as a vibrant nightlife.
Resting beside the Algarve coast on the outskirts of the historic town of Lagos, this immaculate villa is the epitome of a peaceful and relaxing haven. Step inside a modern marvel encased by floor-to-ceiling windows framing both sweeping Atlantic Ocean views and idyllic Portuguese countryside vistas.
Lux Mare I accommodates up to 12 guests across six bedrooms and features a poolside terrace, rooftop deck, and multiple open-plan living areas all wrapped by gorgeous gardens. The two-story Airbnb has a minimum seven-night stay costing close to A$3,000 per night depending on the dates.
Villa Mirabelle, Saint Martin
Saint Martin Island is a small island located in the Caribbean Sea. It is the smallest inhabited island in the world divided between two nations, the French Collectivity of Saint Martin and the Dutch Sint Maarten. It is a popular tourist destination with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and year-round tropical climate. The island is well known for its nightlife, shopping, and diverse culture. It is also home to the largest lagoon in the Caribbean, Simpson Bay Lagoon.
Offering the ultimate summer getaway, this waterfront home is located on the edge of Simpson Bay Lagoon on the famed Saint Martin Island. The incredible location is also just 300 meters from Baie Rouge beach and the home’s contemporary architecture blends with fashionable art and décor to provide a truly modern setting.
Continue outside and the outdoor area feels like an opulent beach club. An infinity-edge pool sits beside an alfresco terrace with a large dining gazebo, an alfresco kitchen and lounge, and several open-air lounges wrapping the length of the home.
Carbon Beach, Malibu, United States
Malibu is a beach city in Southern California that is known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking coastal views, and celebrity culture. It is a popular destination for tourists seeking a relaxing beach vacation, as well as for those looking for a vibrant nightlife scene. Malibu is home to some of the world’s best surfing spots, including Zuma Beach and Surfrider Beach. It’s also home to several celebrity homes, including those of Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more. Other attractions in the area include the Getty Villa, Malibu Wine Safari, and the Malibu Pier. There are also numerous hiking trails, bike paths, and other outdoor activities to enjoy in Malibu.
If you’re searching for the waterfront Malibu lifestyle for your summer holiday, nothing compares to this unrivaled oceanfront paradise. Sitting on stilts over the top of Malibu’s iconic ‘Billionaire’s Beach,’ this luxury masterpiece stands proudly in harmony with the finest architectural achievements in the area.
Carbon Beach is equipped for 10 guests for any occasion with five bedrooms, a balcony, private beachfront access, and interiors awash with contemporary art, designer furniture, and five-star amenities.
To enjoy this beautiful luxury, you’ll need to book a minimum three-night stay priced at anywhere over A$10,000 a night depending on the dates.
Casa Bella, San José del Cabo, Mexico
San José del Cabo is a beautiful destination on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California Sur region. It is a popular destination for tourists who are looking for a relaxing and tranquil getaway. The town has a colonial charm with its cobblestone streets and white-washed buildings, and a vibrant art district with galleries and studios. Visitors can explore the beaches and lagoons, go snorkeling or scuba diving, visit nearby art and archaeological sites, or enjoy the local cuisine. San José del Cabo also has several great resorts and spas, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing holiday.
If you’re after a picturesque summer holiday, this enticing Mexican villa in the resort city of San José del Cabo will supply the goods.
With views from the Baja hills to the Sea of Cortez as your backdrop, you’re treated to five-star amenities such as a terrace, infinity pool, hot tub, barbecue, firepit, and alfresco dining area. Inside the open-concept interiors feature multiple living areas touched with stone floors, colorful pottery, exposed brick, and high-end furniture.
Casa Bella accommodates 10 guests across five bedrooms with a minimum three-night stay costing around A$2,500 per night depending on the time of year.
Villa Hedone, Cote d’Azur, France
Cote d’Azur is located in the south of France and is known for its stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and glamorous resorts. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France and attracts visitors from all around the world. The area is also known for its amazing cuisine, culture, and art. From the iconic city of Nice to the beautiful towns of Cannes and St. Tropez, there are plenty of attractions and activities to explore. Visitors can enjoy activities such as jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, beach volleyball, and more. There are also plenty of luxurious resorts and spas to pamper yourself in. For a more cultural experience, visitors can explore the local markets and take in the stunning architecture of the region.
Leading out from the laid-back luxury of the inside, an outdoor dining area features a wooden deck around a waterfront pool all framing spectacular Mediterranean views. Set amongst beautiful gardens just 30 minutes from Cannes, Villa Hedone caters to eight guests across four bedrooms priced at around A$4,000 a night.
Staying in a luxury Airbnb house can offer a unique and more personal experience than a luxury hotel. Airbnb homes often provide more space and amenities than a hotel room, such as a full kitchen, a private pool, and a larger living space. Additionally, Airbnb hosts may be more attentive and accommodating to guests than hotel staff. Some Airbnb homes also offer unique experiences, such as a private chef or access to exclusive events. Finally, luxury Airbnb homes may be more affordable than luxury hotels.
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